Friday, May 7, 2021

Judges 16:21 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

Judges 16:21

Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. 


Last night, mom and I watched a movie about Samson, and although I don’t know how accurate it was, there is one part that God hit me with a light bulb about. Samson struggled his whole life with a sin of lust. I’m sure there were warning signs throughout his life to change this behavior or give it over to the Lord and let Him fix it, but Samson never relented. Eventually, the sin that plagued him his whole life is the same sin that caused the Lord to leave him.


So, where does lust begin? In the eyes, of course, and I found it super interesting that after they plucked those bad boys out, Samson was truly able to see for the first time and eventually get back to God! Sometimes, the things we are holding onto the tightest are the very things separating us from God!


I believe God gives us warning signs throughout our lives of things we need to change, and it’s up to us to recognize them!! Because if this story taught me anything, it was that if God has to pluck your eyes out to bring you back to Him, then He will, because He loves you that much!! He won’t let the whole body go down for one part!


I am going to ask God to search me and reveal to me the areas I’m lacking and ask Him to help me fix them before I get to the plucking part!! I encourage you to do the same!! There is freedom in the name of Jesus!!!


I love you all, God bless, and glory to God!!!!!




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